In this day in 1840, Queen Victoria married her first cousin Prince Albert of Saxe Coburg Gotha, who was once her mom's nephew. The marriage rite happened inside the Chapel Royal at St James Palace and Victoria wore a beautiful and patriotic dress of Spitalfields silk and Honiton lace, whereas her twelve bridesmaids, who had been each of the eldest daughters of affiliates, wore trouble-free white attire that she herself had designed. wedding